In every way they could, the Cubs worked hard to give that one away.
The bats could do almost nothing against Gio Gonzalez (again). Joe Maddon decided to use Pedro Strop in the highest of high leverage spots in the 8th. Strop and Kintzler combined to give up the lead after two hit batters and a walk.
Such a frustrating loss after a good performance by Kyle Hendricks. This one did not have to be this way, but the Cubs need another bat and they need another bullpen arm (and to trust guys like Rowan Wick, for crying out loud).